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Meet our new President

Society President - Chris McCann

 

Chris McCann was unanimously elected President of the Society at the 2015 Annual General Meeting; he replaces Graham Salisbury who has completed his term in office.

The Society’s Mentoring Manager, Chris is our 29th President and he will serve the Society for two years until 2017.


 

Jim Bryson has decided to relinquish the position of Referee Secretary on the Lancashire Sunday Football League as a result of a number of health issues which have made the job of appointing referees a burden and he felt that now is the time to step aside from that role.

 

He joined the League in 1970 as secretary of Preston North End Supporters Club FC and two years later was invited to join the League Management Committee. Jim has fulfilled a number of roles but he is best known for his work on fixtures and referee appointments for the past 30 years.

 

Eighteen months ago Jim decided that the combined role of fixtures & referees secretary was too demanding and he decided to concentrate all his efforts on referee appointments but even that has proved too much him.

 

The League is anxious to keep Jim and his expertise with referees and we are delighted to announce that he will stay on the Management Committee and concentrate his efforts on the recruitment and retention of referees whilst working closely with our partner organisation Preston Referees Society.

 

Jim said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the League, working with numerous committee members and club officials over the years and especially working with referees. I am delighted that Eamonn has agreed to me staying on the committee as I feel that I still have a role to play and I am already looking forward to the coming season”.

 

He continued, “I am particularly grateful to my referees who have supported me over the years and who have been patient with me in recent months and I hope that they will continue to support the Lancashire Sunday Football League”

 

Jim was instrumental in the selection process, which saw the appointment of Society member David McNamara as the new Referees Appointment Manager for the Lancashire Sunday Football League.

 

Are you interested in joining Preston Referees Society, if you are email Eamonn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ring 01772 864466.